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Q. How to treat the whitish mark on the inner cheek?

Answered by
Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 26, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 17, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have a whitish mark on the inner cheek. I am also experiencing pain in the wisdom tooth. I used to eat betel nuts, but now I have stopped it. How to get this treated?

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern regarding to dental health.

  • In such case, I would like to tell you that these are precancerous lesions of white lines on buccal mucosa due to the habit of chewing betel nuts. It can be OSMF (oral submucus fibrosis - rigid jaw and muscles and unable to open the mouth).
  • It should be detected earlier by inspection, palpation and physical examination. So, consult your nearby oral physician for the same and the problem of the wisdom tooth.
  • Your oral physician will guide you for needful investigations and treatment. For relief in both of these, follow his or her advice.
  • Till the time of consultation, take painkiller for temporary relief of pain. Quit the habits if any other.

Investigations to be done:

X-ray of painful wisdom tooth.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a dentist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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